Almihan Seyit, a 134-years old Uyghur woman who was born in 1886 is considered to be the world’s oldest person.
Almihan Seyit lives in the county of Yengixahar, in Uyghur Autonomous Region. She was born on June 25, 1886. Ms Seyit is said to have lived in three centuries and experienced two world wars. She has celebrated her 134th birthday surrounded by friends and family.
Ms Seyit was married in 1903 at the age of 17. She has adopted a boy and a girl. Her husband had died in 1976 and her son also passed away at the age of 36. Ms. Seyiti is in good health condition but she is not able to walk anymore. She also has perfect eyesight and good hearing ability. She enjoys playing musical instruments and singing.
However, the claims have come under some scrutiny and doubts have been raised because of her unverifiable birth records, even though her official identity card issued by China stating her date of birth as June 25, 1886.
Almihan’s birth records may never be fully verified due to the unreliable and lacking census data from the Qing Dynasty’s outlying regions, especially for the occupied Uyghur region. She is 27 years older than Guinness’s oldest currently living person, Japan’s Kane Tanaka, who turned 117 in January.